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Matthew Swarts, Mary and Michael

Matthew Swarts, Mary and Michael

Matthew Swarts

Mary and Michael,
Somerville, Massachusetts, 2007
From the AMSTERDAM series
Website – MatthewSwarts.com

Matthew Swarts’ work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Doubletake Magazine, Contact Sheet, Afterimage, Fotophile, In the Loupe, and other publications. He attended Princeton University and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has taught photography at Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Ramapo College, The University of Connecticut, The University of Massachusetts, Boston, Middlesex College, and The Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He is the recipient of a J.William Fulbright Scholar Grant and the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Award for the best new work nationally in photographic portraiture. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Library of Congress, The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Princeton University, and Light Work, among others. He lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.
 

Laura Pannack, Dan

Laura Pannack, Dan

Laura Pannack

Dan,
Brighton, 2009
Website – LauraPannack.com

Laura Pannack studied painting at Central Saint Martins and completed a BA in Photography at the University of Brighton. She recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 15 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009

Laura Pannack, David

Laura Pannack, David

Laura Pannack

David,
Surrey, United Kingdom, 2009
Website – LauraPannack.com

Laura Pannack studied painting at Central Saint Martins and completed a BA in Photography at the University of Brighton. She recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 15 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009

The Walls That Divide Us at apexart

Le Vide, le plein (Void, Fullness), 2008. © Kader Attia

The Walls That Divide Us

Exhibition on view:
November 9–December 22, 2011

apexart:
291 Church Street
New York, NY
(212) 431-5270

Closing soon is The Walls That Divide Us, the current exhibition at apexart which focuses on physical and invisible global barriers. This multi-media, multi-artist exhibit addresses the sociopolitical divide created by city and nation building. The Walls That Divide Us features the work of Gisele Amantea, Kader Attia, Carolina Caycedo, Chen Chieh-jen, Sam Durant, Leor Grady, Ivan Grubanov, Shilpa Gupta, Emily Jacir, Runo Lagomarsino, Teresa Margolles, Locky Morris, Carlos Motta, Ahmet Öğüt, Anna Ostoya, Amalia Pica, Rigo 23, and the Aperture-published artist Alfredo Jaar.

Alfredo Jaar was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Jaar’s work has appeared in Aperture issues 181 and 204.

 

Merry Christmas From Lee Friedlander

On his many trips across the United States, Lee Friedlander has famously documented the social landscape and tapestry of the country in his own inimitable, unique way. For more than half a century, his personal and often oblique visual language—filled with the recurring themes of reflections in mirrors, shadows, signs and cars— has provided a rich and distinctive portrait of America.

Friedlander recently combed his archive in search of photographs that celebrate the season of Christmas. The result is a selection of photographs—all of which are new or have never been shown—currently on exhibition at Janet Borden, Inc. in New York. Consistent with Friedlander’s interests and style, the photographs—some which barely hint at the presence of Christmas—present an alternative and grittier view of the holiday. In Friedlander’s images, Christmas is sometimes filled with imprisoned Santas, neglected garlands and sobriety instead.

The photographs are funny, poignant and stunning gift from a master photographer—all in time for the holiday season.

Merry Christmas From Lee Friedlander is on view at Janet Borden, Inc New York through Dec. 31.

Lee Friedlander is an American photographer who has received three Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. He is the first photographer to receive a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award. Monographs of his work include: Self-Portrait, American Monuments,  American Musicians, and America By Car


Alfredo Jaar at SCAD Museum of Art


© Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar, May 1, 2011

Exhibition on view:
Oct. 29, 2011–Feb. 12, 2012

SCAD Museum of Art:
601 Turner Blvd
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 525-7191 

To celebrate the reopening of the SCAD Museum of Art, the Savannah College of Art and Design is presenting a series of several contemporary art exhibitions featuring the work of Bill Viola, Liza Lou, Stephen Antanakos, Kendall Buster, Kehinde Wiley, Nick Cave, and Aperture-published artist Alfredo Jaar. Debuting for the first time in the U.S., the museum will exhibit Jaar’s installation May 1, 2011. His piece juxtaposes an image of a white screen with that of the now infamous photo of U.S. leaders watching what is believed to be live footage of the killing of Osama bin Laden. May 1, 2011 comments on both the socio-political power of images and the equally affecting power of the lack of an image.

Born in Chile, Jaar’s photography, films, and installations regularly offer commentary on the possibilities and limitations of art to represent global political issues. He has received many awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has exhibited at many museums including the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Jaar’s work has appeared in Aperture issues 181 and 204.